[Fourways, Johannesburg, May 26] The much-anticipated next edition of the Hello World series, by Dr Diana Du Plessis is launching on Saturday, 26 May in Fourways.
Dr Diana Du Plessis and her co-authors; Aneke Grobler and Slava De Gouveia will be launching their new title, Hello Word: Watch Me Eat on Saturday, 26 May 2018, 6:00pm, at the beautiful Carmella’s, Cedar Square.
Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The definition of a good parent is normally found on various websites (and on Facebook).
You need to know how to make your children feel valued, respected and loved, teach them the difference between right and wrong; hug, kiss and discipline. This is all true, but if you exclude the powerful importance of a healthy lifestyle, an important element of parenting is ignored.
Television is powerful, and some of the reality programs, like the Biggest Loser, have shown us that weight problems start early in life, in childhood. It’s a complex issue. The causes are varied and include personal, social and psychological issues and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Childhood malnutrition starts early in life, with the first two years being the most vulnerable period.
In South Africa, both under-and over-nutrition exist, and at national level, more than half of us females are either overweight or obese; and we are the persons responsible to cook for the family.
The book, Hello World: Watch Me Eat, comes at a time when obesity, and childhood obesity is attracting considerable attention. The valuable input of a respected dietician, Slava de Gouveia makes this book particularly valuable for all new moms.
This book is not intended for deep scientific discourse; it is a mother-friendly book conveying the essential message of proper nutrition for the family. Learnt at an early age, healthy eating advice will set children up for a life of proper eating and nutrition, almost certainly helping them to live longer.
It provides the mom with useful ideas and home-made, easy South African recipes. And the father was not excluded, either. The book comes with Top Tips for Dads and easy-to-use QR codes, leading you to a well-chosen YouTube clip.
Hello World: Watch Me Eat is the ultimate guide to introducing your baby to solids, followed by Hello Word: A Baby’s Journey and Hello World: See Me Drink